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Re: Inflatable Air Vest Jacket
Reply #10 on: November 26, 2020, 09:32:28 PM
Very helpful thanks fellas.
Has anyone tried/compared the Helite E-Turtle ?

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Re: Inflatable Air Vest Jacket
Reply #11 on: November 26, 2020, 09:35:25 PM
Helite is known for their mechanical actuation system. They have the greatest coverage, but they may not inflate under situations such as when you slide with the bike in a crash.

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Re: Inflatable Air Vest Jacket
Reply #12 on: November 27, 2020, 08:58:42 AM
I chose the hellite turtle as it has the best air bag coverage. I don’t understand why dainsese don’t make larger bags to cover more of the body.

Also I did not want to rely on wireless electronics to set the bag off. I know the cable version inflates slightly slower ( probably due to it being a larger bag and covering more area)but at least you know its 100% going to activate

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Re: Inflatable Air Vest Jacket
Reply #13 on: November 27, 2020, 12:44:33 PM
Just to muddy the waters a bit more, I don't want to hijack a good post, but anyone tried one of these?
https://www.exotogg.com/cartflows_flow/flow-1-sales-flow-2/landing-page-2-4/   

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Re: Inflatable Air Vest Jacket
Reply #14 on: November 27, 2020, 01:16:17 PM
*Originally Posted by brickit [+]
Just to muddy the waters a bit more, I don't want to hijack a good post, but anyone tried one of these?
https://www.exotogg.com/cartflows_flow/flow-1-sales-flow-2/landing-page-2-4/

OP is talking about airbags for safety gear.

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Re: Inflatable Air Vest Jacket
Reply #15 on: November 27, 2020, 01:17:19 PM
*Originally Posted by Gazk [+]
Just before you go down the route of an over Air bag I just saw this https://www.rst-moto.com/motorcycle-textiles/mens-textile-jackets/gt-airbag-textile-jacket.html

I mentioned earlier that I am using the Klim system. Klim uses the In&Motion system in the US. Its basically what you posted but it can be worn under any jacket.

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Re: Inflatable Air Vest Jacket
Reply #16 on: November 27, 2020, 01:33:04 PM
I've got the Helite E-Turtle. Be careful on the sizing as I'm an XL but the correct Helite vest size for me is L. Check the website sizing chart. Also if you get a Helite remember to remove any back protectors from your jacket, they are not needed.

Very happy with mine, I lay the lanyard across the seat so that the I sit down I always remember to connect it up. Not used it yet, thankfully, but was very impressed by the demo at last years B"ham show. It protects your whole upper torso.

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Re: Inflatable Air Vest Jacket
Reply #17 on: November 27, 2020, 05:16:57 PM
Hi ianddavid, thanks for your comment about sizing.  I am a bit confused though because the Helite E-Turtle is the electronic version and therefore doesn't, if I understand correctly, have a lanyard  :155:
Last Edit: November 27, 2020, 05:18:12 PM by Warree

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Re: Inflatable Air Vest Jacket
Reply #18 on: November 27, 2020, 08:51:13 PM
Evening, I have the electronic version of the Helite, very happy with it. The charge lasts for well over a weeks worth of riding and it comes with a sensor fixed to the forks in-case of a stationary impact. I bought it with a couple of spare air canisters which are different to the standard version.
The guy from Helite (Peter i think) was very helpful.
Hope this helps

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Re: Inflatable Air Vest Jacket
Reply #19 on: November 28, 2020, 11:17:07 AM
Sorry my mistake. My Helite Vest is the mechanical variety :003: